Trying to conceive is a time in a woman’s life when a trusty, long-term relationship she has had is suddenly “on the rocks”—her relationship with her body. Whether that relationship has been one of ambivalence, frustration, complexity, or an undying love affair, it will undeniably enter into a new phase when conceiving isn’t happening as [...]

Are there days on your fertility journey when you just want to scream, “Is IT ever going to happen for me?!” If so, rest assured, you aren’t alone! With uncertainty being an inherent (and annoying) aspect of this chapter in your life, it’s easy to feel discouraged and anxious. This is why having real, heartfelt, [...]

Do you ever wish you had someone to really talk to about how you can best approach life on your fertility journey? Maybe even ask the scary, perhaps even messy questions, you wouldn’t dare ask your friends, family, or partner? Certainly you’ve got your doctor, treatment team, nutritionist, and other healthcare professionals to talk to [...]

Will 2017 Be Your Best Year Ever?

Can you believe that 2017 is just a few weeks away? This time of year can be so much fun, with tons of laughter, celebration, and forging deeper connections with the people you love. But in the back of your mind, when you are trying to conceive, there is a question looming in the background… [...]

Do The Holidays Get You Down?

Can you believe that the beginning of the holiday season is just a few weeks away? This time of year can be filled with so much fun, laughter, celebration, and forging deeper connections with the people you love. When you are trying to conceive, it can also be a time when you are faced with [...]

Money can be a loaded subject. When you add it to the mix of all of the other things that we have to consider on the fertility journey, things can quickly go from “interesting” to downright scary. One minute you might find yourself delightfully daydreaming of the family you desire to create and in the [...]

How different would your day be if you could approach your fertility journey with unstoppable confidence? What would a gorgeous infusion of confidence do for your self-esteem, relationships, stress-level, decision-making process, and overall well-being? It would be nothing short of transformational, right?! Whether you realize it or not, cultivating confidence is powerful self-care. In fact, [...]

Make that luxuriously low stress to be exact. Ladies this month in our teleseminar series we are fearlessly diving into one of the most hand-wringingly stressful times on this journey: the two-week wait. These 14 or so days are where excitement and freak-out converge. They can leave you wishing you either had a crystal ball, [...]

“I lost myself and I forgot that I was more than someone desperately trying to have a baby. Meditation and the mind-body connection was my way to find my ground again.” - Davina Fankhauser __________________________________________________________________ 15 years of trying to build their family. 6 IVFs. Countless miscarriages, including those with twins and triplets. A painful [...]

When Rosanne and I were discussing what the topic would be for this month’s teleseminar, we could not help but remember how challenging it was to juggle trying to conceive with a career, work stress, medical appointments, fertility treatments, special diets, friends, family, pets…and, well, you get the point. Whether we are immediately aware of [...]

“Struggling with fertility does not define you. How you live in the face of it will.” - Rosanne Austin __________________________________________________________________ Coach. Mentor. Provocateur. Author. Speaker. Survivor: These are just a few words to describe the powerhouse that is Rosanne Austin. Rosanne reached out to me probably about three years ago. You know when you first [...]

We absolutely love the Circle+Bloom community. We continue to be inspired and honored to share in your journey. The stories you share delight us and are constant reminders of why we do what we do. As we have gotten to know you, it is also clear to us that you want more of the knowing [...]

“There are two ways to live your life - one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We are very excited about our new relationship with The Fertility Institute of New Jersey and New York, and we recently had the pleasure to [...]

“There are two ways to live your life - one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein ________________________________________________________________________ When I was experiencing the difficulties of secondary infertility, I curled up in a shell. Banishing my emotions and ignoring my instincts, I was wrapped [...]

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ... I get most joy in life out of music.” - Albert Einstein ________________________________________________________________________ Often times, if I feel the need to be energized, [...]

Let's make no bones about it. Life sometimes is downright hard. It challenges us to our core, but time after time, we get up to fight the good fight. What Dr. Eva Selhub teaches us in her book, The Love Response®, however, gives us a very powerful weapon to steer us towards finding peace no [...]

Week 11: The Love Response®

"Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." - Mozart Did you know that giving and receiving of love can improve your health? That love is a choice, not something that happens to you? That by generating feelings of love throughout the day, we literally change our biochemical make-up for the better? Listen Now [...]

"In my view there is no conflict in being a rigorous scientist and a person who believes in a God who takes a personal interest in each one of us. Science's domain is to explore nature. God's domain is in the spiritual world, a realm not possible to explore with the tools and language of [...]

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." - Stephen Hawking Welcome to Week 9 of our How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series. Last week we covered a special story from our friend Stephanie Fitzgerald, who "just [...]

Week 8: An American Adoption Story

To celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, I thought we would change gears a tad and discuss adoption. On our podcast today is a very special guest and my personal dearest friend, Stephanie Clark Fitzgerald. Stephanie is no stranger to this blog; we have written about her many times. Her adoption story is actually very intertwined [...]

Welcome to Week 7 How Einstein Would Get Pregnant blog series, we will cover what happens "under the hood" of our brain and fertility. Each and every month our brain enters into a tango dance with our ovaries and uterus for ovulation and then subsequently implantation. It's empowering to understand the ins and outs of [...]

Over the last two weeks, we talked about the influence our emotions and negative thought patterns have on the delicate balance of our endocrine - or hormonal system - as well as our overall health. As Bernie Siegel M.D. discusses it, changing our thought patterns is one essential "tool in our mind-body toolkit." The other [...]

We got a lot of great response from our exclusive interview with Dr. Bernie Siegel! This week, I wanted to expand a bit on the delicate topic of how our emotions play into the brain-body and fertility equation. In particular, the paradox that exists between wanting (and needing) to feel in greater control but at [...]

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"Everything we think and everything we choose to do alters our brain and fundamentally changes who we are." - Richard Restak, M.D., author of Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot Welcome to Week 3 of our "How Einstein Would Get Pregnant" series, a fun and educational way to shine a light on the role of [...]

"I admit thoughts influence the body." - Albert Einstein Welcome to Week 2 of our "How Einstein Would Get Pregnant" series, a fun and educational way to shine a light on the role of the mind over our bodies and ultimately our fertility. Click here to listen to this week's podcast. This week, I'd like [...]

Welcome to Week 1 of our new series of How Einstein Would Get Pregnant. This week we would like to cover the basics of our existence - our cells. We have between 50 - 75 trillion cells that make up our bodies and shouldn't we know more about how they work? I promise not to [...]

We are excited to introduce a new blog/educational series called How Einstein Would Get Pregnant. We are always amazed at the incredible stories about the ability to use our brains and minds to help our bodies – and with just as much amazement we cannot believe that this isn't widely known and used! And like [...]

Mike Berkley, L.A.c, founder and director of the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness, has been so extremely helpful to us on a ton of levels. I can't say enough about him as a professional, an individual, and now I can say a friend. First of all, his offices are immaculate, gorgeous and very spa-like. You [...]

Adoption has been on our minds of late. Our best friends are in the latter stages of domestic adoption, and have had a few heart-breaks and near-misses. We take heart and get so excited, however, when we hear of adoptions proceeding to the hopeful conclusion. This is the family that we posted the video of [...]

OnAir with Conceive Magazine

I was interviewed by Emily Kruckemyer, Senior Editor of Conceive Magazine. It is a fun and engaging portrait of not only how Circle+Bloom became to be, but real information and suggestions to really get started on your own brain fitness journey to improve fertility. Listen to our podcast: Click here to begin listening immediately. From [...]

Here is just a quick idea of what you can learn about how we can begin to our brain to improve our fertility: *How the mind-body connection effects your fertility *How stress can effect fertility and what you can do about it *Learn how you can reduce the anxiety and stress associated with infertility *How [...]

Click here to listen right now* to the program that aired on February 16th. I am thrilled to announce that I will be the featured guest on the very popular Natural Fertility Coaching Call with Hethir Rodriguez on Tuesday Feb. 16th at 7pm EST/4pm PST. Click here for more information. We will be discussing the [...]